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Music Therapy, Smile Concerts, Respite Days and More!

Our Mission of Smiles, History and Impact!

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Our Mission of Smiles!

The KEYS Program is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that delivers music, hope and smiles to children impacted by cancer and serious illnesses through the power of music and joy of motorsports!

Since 1993, KEYS has been improving the quality of life of children facing incredible health challenges, through our award-winning music therapy, family concert nights, and family respite day driving experiences, creating memorable moments... and smiles.... for the whole family!  And all at no cost to the families we serve. 

We invite you behind the scenes with this short video of our music therapist Amanda sharing music therapy with 3 year old KEYS kiddo, Kian and his mom, just a few weeks before he passed away from cancer.

Our wish is for a cure, but in the meantime, we are on a mission to bring love, light, joy and smiles to children and families like Kian's!

We invite you to join us in creating smiles like these!

Check our the info here on our website or contact us at 315-363-6446 or info@thekeysprogram.org.

After all, it's all about the smiles!

KEYS Holiday Smiles Campaign Kick-Off Today!

KEYS annual Holiday Smiles campaign kicks off TODAY #GivingTuesday and runs until December 31st! Thanks to one of our wonderful donors, all donations on #GivingTuesday will be matched (up to $2,500)!

 What are some ways your kind donation creates smiles?

  • Your $25 donation provides one FREE Music Therapy session for one KEYS kid!​

  • Your $100 donation provides a Monday Night Smile Concert on Facebook that celebrates one KEYS kiddo and their family!

  • Your $250 donation provides a Backyard Concert for one KEYS kiddo and their family!

  • Your $500 donation provides a Smile Experience at the race track for one KEYS kid or sibling!

We would love for you to help us bring SMILES to these amazing superheroes and their siblings!

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KEYS Holiday Wrap Party!

Join us for our Holiday Wrap Party on Sunday, December 4th at 2pm at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 4897 Old Oneida Road, Verona!

 

Please bring scissors, tape, wrapping paper and a smile!

 

You can RSVP to the party through our facebook event page

or contact Colleen at colleen@thekeysprogram.org to let us know if you can attend!

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Holiday Smiles Party!

KEYS annual Holiday Smiles Party for our KEYS kids is Sun, Dec 12th at 6:30pm EST!

 

The fun-tastic Music with Corey will open the party at 6:30pm EST with holiday music, fun games and mind-boggling magic!  At 7pm Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive from the North Pole to listen to each of the children's Christmas wishes.  Mrs. Claus will wind down the party with a Christmas Cookie Toast and reading of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas!  

 

This is a private party for just KEYS kids and their families. If you are a KEYS family and would like to attend, please RSVP to info@thekeysprogram.org so we can send you the zoom link!

 

A great big THANK YOU to our donors who help us to give kids battling cancer a break from cancer treatment to enjoy special programs and magical moments like these throughout the year!

Holiday Recital!

Join us as our KEYS kids share their music and talents at our Holiday Recital! 

5pm EST on Friday, December 16th !

 

This recital is FREE and open to the family and friends of KEYS!

 

To join, just tune in to our zoom link:

https://us06web.zoom.us/s/89239348401?pwd=L29ZY04wdmNJM3lITDRWZytjU1ZLUT09

 

Passcode: 830159

 

BIG thanks to our amazing music therapists for making these smiles possible for our KEYS kids!

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We are SO excited to have the band SIRSY back creating smiles for our KEYS kids and celebrating KEYS kiddo Carter!  

 

Join us Monday, Dec 19th at 7pm EST on SIRSY's facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/sirsyband !

 

This concert is FREE and open to the public with donations accepted to benefit the KEYS Program!

(SIRSY will have the donate link on the concert page!)

 

Mel and Rich from the amazing band SIRSY know what the cancer battle is like. Lead singer & drummer Melanie is a 2 time breast cancer survivor and is passionate about support others going through the journey. They have been long smile creators here at the KEYS Program, sharing their music, love and talents to bring BIG smiles to our KEYS kiddos!

 

After all...it's all about the smiles!

Smile Concert Series!

Tune-in to the KEYS Program facebook page each Monday night during the school year session (Sept to June) at 7pm to enjoy a LIVE concert by our amazing line up of featured artists from across the country! 

 

Each concert celebrates and honors one of our KEYS kids and their family!

Don't worry if you miss it! All of the concerts are saved on our KEYS Kids Network page for pediatric cancer patients, their families and the community to enjoy all year long!

The BEST part? 

We can share smiles with our KEYS kids whether they are tuning-in from home, while in treatment

or the hospital!

Now that makes us smile!

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Recent Concert
Smiles for Harper featuring Two Friends!

Upcoming Concert!

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Recent Concert
Smiles for Alexa & Nico featuring Katie Quick!

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"Backstage" Meet 'n Greet for the KEYS Kids!

Before each concert, we host a private Meet 'n Greet via zoom for the KEYS kids and their families who we are celebrating! 

The kids LOVE meeting the artists who are performing for them...and the artists LOVE meeting the kiddos too!

It makes the Smile Concert even more special. magical and smile-filled for everyone!

Smile Experience creates BIG Smiles Sept 3rd!

We dusted off our USAC Quarter Midget race cars  for a fun-filled summer of family and racing fun for our KEYS families this summer!

Our KEYS kids and their families got a break from their treatments, worries and fears for a day of racing fun and excitement!

Photos to follow soon from the event! In the meantime--- check out the short video from our past Smile Experiences!

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 It was GREAT BIG Smiles for Lainey and Lexi at Their Very Own Backyard Concert in July!
 

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We were SO excited to kick off our Hope's Smile Backyard Concert Series with "Smiles for Lainey and Lexi" in July!

Created in memory of 2013 KEYS Kids Ambassador, Hope Inslee, we provide free backyard concerts for KEYS kids who may be in treatment or have a compromised immunity where they can't attend events like other kiddos. We bring the music, and Hope's smile, to them!

We hosted a this special backyard  concert KEYS kiddo Lainey and her sister Lexi and her family and friends in her front yard.   "Two Friends"had everyone up and dancing to some of Lainey's favorite songs and Ebeezer's Cafe in Sherrill provided free ice cream for everyone!
 

BIG thanks to the Triad Foundation, The Tony Stewart Foundation, Quinn's Superbowl Party friends, CNY Arts Decentralization Fund, Ebeneezer's, Sherrill Merchants Association, our awesome volunteers, the amazing Two Friends for performing and everyone who donates to KEYS throughout the year so we can create beautiful smiles like these! You rock!

 

 Wear Your Heart
on Your Sleeve 2022!

BIG thank you to all who wore their hearts on their sleeves for our KEYS kids and those loved ones who have battled cancer!

Hearts were worn in New York...Florida...Colorado...New Hampshire...Virginia...Texas...Kentucky...Pennsylvania... NorthCarolina...California...Illinois...Indiana...New Jersey...Massachusetts...Denmark!

Now that's a lot of hearts...and a lot of smiles...

1,088 hearts and smiles in all!

After all...it's all about the smiles!

The KEYS Program
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The KEYS Program is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that delivers music, hope and smiles to children impacted by cancer and serious illnesses.

 

Since 1993, KEYS has been sharing the combined power of music and joy of motorsports to improve the quality of life of children facing incredible health challenges, while creating memorable moments for their family!

And all at no cost to the families we serve. 

Email: info@thekeysprogram.org

Phone: 315-363-6446

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